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==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
{{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} have arrived at a [[Kanto]] Fair, and Ash feels both nostalgic and excited for seeing lots of Kanto Pokémon crafts. {{an|N}} realizes that Ash excitement must be because he's from Kanto, and Ash says that it's true. Also {{an|Iris}} is excited, and she runs along with Ash to explore the Fair, followed by {{an|Cilan}} and N. As they make their way through the Fair, Ash hears a familiar voice, and sees a video presentation, where none other than {{an|Professor Oak}} himself is presenting the three [[starter Pokémon]] of Kanto: {{type|Water}} {{p|Squirtle}}, {{type|Fire}} {{p|Charmander}}, and {{type|Grass}} {{p|Bulbasaur}}. N asks Ash which Pokémon he chose as his starter, to which Iris tells that {{AP|Pikachu}} is Ash's starter. N is surprised, and Ash explains that he arrived late, and all the other Pokémon were already taken, so he wound up with Pikachu, which turned out to be just great. The video presentation then ends, and a young lady, the [[Kanto Fair Host|Host of the Fair]], then appears on a small stage, being ready to present Kanto's Fire-type starter Pokémon, Charmander. A puff of smoke covers the stage, and when it clears, a Charmander reveals itself. The crowd is excited, and Ash scans Charmander with his [[Pokédex]]. The presentation begins with Charmander using {{m|Ember}}, charming the audience. Charmander then begins spinning while still using Ember, but soon becomes dizzy and accidentally knocks over a lamp, which crashes onto it, as well as a piece of the stage wall. Ash is worried if Charmander is okay, but then Charmander's tail rises from the rubble, indicating that it's at least somewhat fine.
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{{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} have arrived at a [[Kanto]] Fair, and Ash feels both nostalgic and excited to see lots of Kanto Pokémon crafts. {{an|N}} realizes that Ash's excitement must be because he's from Kanto, and Ash confirms. {{an|Iris}} is also excited, and she runs along with Ash to explore the Fair, followed by {{an|Cilan}} and N. As they make their way through the Kanto Fair, Ash hears a familiar voice, and sees a video of {{an|Professor Oak}} presenting the three [[starter Pokémon]] of Kanto: {{type|Water}} {{p|Squirtle}}, {{type|Fire}} {{p|Charmander}}, and {{type|Grass}} {{p|Bulbasaur}}. N asks Ash which Pokémon he chose as his starter, to which Iris replies that {{AP|Pikachu}} is Ash's starter. N is confused until Ash explains that he arrived late and all the other Pokémon were already taken, so he wound up with Pikachu, which turned out to be just great. The video presentation ends and a young lady, the [[Kanto Fair Host|Host of the Fair]], then appears on a small stage to present an actual Charmander. A puff of smoke covers the stage, and when it clears, a Charmander reveals itself. The crowd is excited, and Ash scans Charmander with his [[Pokédex]]. The presentation begins with Charmander using {{m|Ember}}, charming the audience. Charmander then begins spinning while still using Ember, producing a shower of beautiful flames, but soon becomes dizzy. It accidentally knocks over and is hit by a lamp and a section of the stage wall. Charmander's tail rises from the rubble, indicating that it's at least somewhat fine.
   
Charmander is taken to a [[Pokémon Center]], where [[Nurse Joy]] puts some band-aids on it. She notices Ash and his friends outside of the room, and comes out, saying that Charmander is going to be all right, making them relieved.
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Charmander is taken to a [[Pokémon Center]], where [[Nurse Joy]] treats it with adhesive bandages. She notices Ash and his friends outside of the room and comes out to tell them that Charmander is going to be all right. The group is relieved.
   
With Charmander getting well, Ash and his friends sit down to drink. Ash tells how this Charmander reminded him of his own Charmander. Cilan is surprised, and wonders that didn't Ash start his journey with Pikachu. Ash admits that that is the truth, but that he also later [[EP011|encountered an abandoned Charmander]]...
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With Charmander recovering, Ash and his friends sit down to drink. Ash tells how this Charmander reminded him of his own Charmander. Cilan is confused by how he had a Charmander if Pikachu was his starter. Ash admits that that is the truth, but that he also later [[EP011|encountered an abandoned Charmander]]...
   
''Charmander had been abandoned by [[Damian|its Trainer]], who had left it on a rock promising to return when he had no intention of doing so. Ash, {{an|Brock}}, and {{an|Misty}} saved Charmander from a downpour and a flock of wild {{p|Spearow}}, its tail flame barely burning. Rushing to the Pokémon Center, protecting the tail from the pouring rain, the gang waited as Charmander recovered, who left in order to return to the rock and wait. A while later, it had proved its strength by saving Pikachu from the hands of {{TRT}}, prompting its Trainer to return take it back having seen Charmander had learned {{m|Flamethrower}}. Charmander, however, witnessing how selfish its Trainer was, refused to re-join him, and instead agreed to go Ash with Ash and was captured, becoming his fifth Pokémon.''
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''Charmander had been abandoned by [[Damian|its Trainer]], who had left it on a rock promising to return when he had no intention of doing so. Ash, {{an|Brock}}, and {{an|Misty}} saved Charmander from a downpour and a flock of wild {{p|Spearow}}, its tail flame barely burning. The gang rushed to the Pokémon Center, protecting the tail from the pouring rain. They then waited as Charmander recovered, but it left to return to the rock and wait. A while later, Charmander proved its strength by saving Pikachu from the hands of {{TRT}}, prompting its Trainer to return and want it back since its had learned {{m|Flamethrower}}. Witnessing how selfish its Trainer was, Charmander refused to rejoin him. Instead, it agreed to go with Ash and let itself be captured by him, becoming his fifth Pokémon.''
   
''Ash and Charmander then went through many experiences together, such as [[EP025|helping Ash to catch]] a {{AP|Primeape}}, [[EP032|allowing him to earn]] the {{Badge|Soul}} from [[Koga]], and [[Snow Way Out!|warming him up during a snowstorm]]. Things however took a turn when Charmander [[EP043|soon evolved into]] a {{p|Charmeleon}}, and [[EP044|started to disobey him]], much to Ash's frustration. However he kept on using Charmeleon, and it quickly [[EP046|evolved again]] into a {{AP|Charizard}} in order to battle an {{p|Aerodactyl}}. Despite the evolution, Charizard still retained its [[obedience|disobedience]] but nevertheless [[EP059|helped Ash to defeat]] [[Blaine]] and earn the {{Badge|Volcano}}. Things however did not improve and its [[EP079|disobedience at the Indigo Plateau]] had cost Ash the place in the [[Pokémon League]]'s quarter-finals.''
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''Ash and Charmander then went through many experiences together, such as [[EP025|helping Ash catch]] a {{AP|Primeape}}, [[EP032|defeating the Fuchsia Gym]], and [[Snow Way Out!|warming him up during a snowstorm]]. Things changed when Charmander [[EP043|evolved into]] a {{p|Charmeleon}} and [[EP044|started to disobey Ash]], much to his frustration. Ash kept on using Charmeleon, so it soon [[EP046|evolved again]] into a {{AP|Charizard}} in order to battle an {{p|Aerodactyl}}. Despite the evolution, Charizard was still [[obedience|disobedient]], but decided to [[EP059|help Ash defeat the Cinnabar Gym]]. Charizard's attitude did not change, and its [[EP079|disobedience at the Indigo Plateau]] cost Ash his quarter-final battle in the [[Pokémon League]].''
   
Iris wonders how this could've happened, to which Cilan reminds her how she has had the same kind of problems with her {{TP|Iris|Excadrill}} and {{TP|Iris|Dragonite}}. N asks Ash if his relationship with Charizard ever improved, and Ash confirms it did when they went to the [[Orange Islands]]...
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Iris wonders how this could have happened. Cilan reminds her how she had the same kind of problems with her {{TP|Iris|Excadrill}} and {{TP|Iris|Dragonite}}. N asks Ash if his relationship with Charizard ever improved, and Ash confirms it did when they went to the [[Orange Islands]]...
   
''Charizard [[EP105|battled against a powerful]] {{p|Poliwrath}} and suffered its first loss since evolving. During the match, Charizard's tail flame was nearly put out as well as getting completely {{status|freeze|frozen}}, severely weakening it. Ash stayed along Charizard's side all night, trying to help it recover as well as he could. Seeing how unselfishly Ash was taking care of it, Charizard had finally earned Ash's trust and started obeying him, even defeating Poliwrath in a [[rematch]].''
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''Charizard [[EP105|battled against]] a powerful {{p|Poliwrath}} and suffered its first loss since evolving. A powerful {{m|Ice Beam}} encased Charizard {{status|freeze|in ice}} and nearly put out its tail flame, severely weakening it. Ash stayed by Charizard's side all night trying to help it recover. After seeing how unselfishly Ash was taking care of it, Charizard decided that Ash deserves its trust and started obeying him, even defeating Poliwrath in a [[rematch]].''
   
Iris asks what Charizard is up to now, and Cilan also wonders why Charizard isn't still in Ash's [[party|team]], even though it had become his friend. Ash explains that when he travelled to the [[Johto]] [[region]], everything changed.
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Iris asks what Charizard is up to now, and Cilan wonders why Charizard isn't still in Ash's [[party|team]], even though it was a powerful ally. Ash explains that when he traveled to the [[Johto]] [[region]], everything changed.
   
''Ash and Charizard were proud of defeating every opponent they went up against. However, when [[EP134|he and his friends had met]] {{jo|Liza}} and found out about the [[Charicific Valley]], where lots of Charizard were training to become stronger, they learned the hard way that there were many tougher opponents out there. Ash's Charizard had tried to test its powers with the Charizard in the Valley, but was proven to be seriously underleveled compared to them. Making one of the hardest decisions of his life, Ash had decided to leave Charizard at the Valley, so that it could train and become more worthy and stronger battler. Since then, Charizard had rejoined Ash in several important battles, such as in [[EP254|his Gym battle against Clair]], [[EP270|his Silver Conference battle against Gary]], as well as [[AG136|his Battle Frontier match]] against [[Noland's Articuno]], proving that its training at the Charicific Valley had indeed paid off.''
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''Ash and Charizard were proud of defeating every opponent they went up against. However, when [[EP134|he and his friends met]] {{jo|Liza}} and found out about the [[Charicific Valley]], where lots of Charizard were training to become stronger, they learned the hard way that there were many tougher opponents out there. Ash's Charizard tried to test its powers with the Charizard in the Valley, but was proven to be seriously underleveled compared to them. Making one of the hardest decisions of his life, Ash decided to leave Charizard at the Valley so that it could train. Since then, Charizard rejoined Ash in several important battles, such as [[EP254|his Gym battle against Clair]], [[EP270|his Silver Conference battle against Gary]], and [[AG136|his Battle Frontier match]] against [[Noland's Articuno]], proving that its training at the Charicific Valley was effective.''
   
The Kanto Fair Host and her Charmander then appear, apologizing for all the trouble they had caused. Ash tells Charmander to be more careful from now on, and it and its Trainer then leave. Ash thinks that he now wants to meet Charizard again, making both Iris and Cilan excited of the idea to see it, Cilan mostly because he wants to see how Ash's relationship with Charizard differs from the one with Pikachu. He makes a phone call to Professor Oak, who tells that Charizard has already been sent from the Valley to the lab, waiting to be transferred. Oak asks which Pokémon Ash is going to send to him as an exchange, to which Ash says that he's going to send his {{AP|Unfezant}}. Oak is interested of how it would get along and have super-speed battle races with Ash's other {{AP|Flying|Swellow}}-{{AP|types|Staraptor}} at the lab, and agrees. The exchange is then made, sending Unfezant's [[Poké Ball]] to Professor Oak, while Charizard's Poké Ball appears at the Pokémon Center.
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The Kanto Fair Host and her Charmander then appear, apologizing for all the trouble they caused. Ash tells Charmander to be more careful from now on, and the two leave together. Reminiscing has left Ash wanting to see Charizard again, an idea that excites both Iris and Cilan, who wants to see how Ash's relationship with Charizard differs from the one he has with Pikachu. His mind made up, Ash makes a phone call to Professor Oak requesting Charizard's [[Poké Ball]], and Oak tells him that Charizard has already been sent from the Valley to the lab, waiting to be transferred. Oak asks which Pokémon Ash is going to send him for the exchange, which Ash says is {{AP|Unfezant}}. Oak thinks it's a good choice is interested in how she would get along and have super-speed battle races with Ash's other {{AP|Flying|Swellow}} {{AP|types|Staraptor}} at the lab. The exchange is then made, sending Unfezant's Poké Ball to Professor Oak, while Charizard's Poké Ball appears at the Pokémon Center.
   
Ash joins the others on the outside at the battlefield. Iris and Cilan are eager Ash to show Charizard, so Ash, after taking a deep breath, sends out the Flame Pokémon, which emerges from the Ball with a ground-shaking roar. Pikachu jumps on Charizard's shoulder, and the others are amazed at the sight of the magnificent Flame Pokémon. As Ash introduces Charizard to his friends, it greets him with its usual Flamethrower scorching. Ash compliments Charizard's Flamethrower, and they have a fist tap. Even N is impressed, seeing how much their friendship has deepened just because of Charizard long companionship with Ash, saying that they are indeed true friends. Ash then calls out his [[Unova]] team to greet Charizard, and Iris does the same. Ash introduces his new Pokémon to Charizard, but quickly Charizard's eyes focus on Iris's Dragonite, who glares back at it with an equally fiery stare. Noticing the sprouting rivalry between their Pokémon, Ash challenges Iris and Dragonite to a battle, saying that it'll be the only way to let the two Pokémon to settle their differences without everything getting out of control. Iris accepts the challenge, making Cilan extremely excited.
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Ash joins the others on the outside at the battlefield. Iris and Cilan are eager to see Charizard, so Ash, after taking a deep breath, sends out the Flame Pokémon, who emerges with an earth-shaking roar. Pikachu jumps on Charizard's shoulder, and the others are amazed at the sight of the magnificent Pokémon. As Ash introduces Charizard to his friends, it greets him with its usual Flamethrower scorching. Ash compliments Charizard's Flamethrower, and they do a fist bump. N is impressed by their deep friendship and notes their long history. Ash then calls out his [[Unova]] team to greet Charizard, and Iris does the same. Ash begins introducing his new Pokémon to Charizard, but its eyes quickly focus on Iris's Dragonite, who glares back at it with an equally fiery stare. Noticing the budding rivalry between their Pokémon, Ash challenges Iris and Dragonite to a battle, saying that it'll be the only way to let the two Pokémon to settle their differences without everything getting out of control. Iris accepts the challenge, which excites Cilan.
   
The battle begins with Dragonite firing a Flamethrower, which Charizard counters with its own Flamethrower. Charizard then takes flight, with Dragonite following right on its tail. Iris tells Dragonite to use {{m|ThunderPunch}}, which Ash counters by having Charizard use {{m|Wing Attack}}, effectively blocking Dragonite's attack. Ash then has Charizard use {{m|Slash}}, and Iris counters by having Dragonite use {{m|Dragon Rush}}. The two moves collide in a big explosion, and Iris gets excited because of how strong her Dragonite is. However, her hopes are quickly crushed as Charizard emerges from the dust cloud and roars loudly. Ash decides to show the results of Charizard's training by having it to counter a {{type|Dragon}} [[move|attack]] with another Dragon-type attack, and tells Charizard to use {{m|Dragon Tail}}. Iris tells Dragonite to dodge it, but Charizard quickly catches up and hits the Dragon Pokémon, sending it crashing into the ground. When the dust clears, Dragonite is seen holding its right arm, clearly damaged. N then calls off the battle, saying that the two Pokémon have already settled their differences, and now have total respect on each other. Cilan is impressed, and says that it was a good idea to hold this battle. Iris, however, wonders why Dragon Rush wasn't {{DL|Damage modification|super effective}} on Charizard, since she thought it was a Dragon-type Pokémon. The others then are mildly surprised, N even chucking a bit, and Ash corrects Iris that Charizard is not a Dragon-type. Iris is shocked and asks how Charizard could be able to use a Dragon-type attack and look so much like a Dragon-type, to which Ash replies by showing her Charizard's Pokédex entry, which clearly states that Charizard is a {{t|Fire}}/{{type|Flying}}, shocking Iris even more, as she had already thought about catching herself a Charizard too. Ash decides to take Charizard with him on his Unova journey, making both his friends and Charizard excited, with the latter firing a celebrating Flamethrower into the sky.
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Iris begins the battle with Dragonite's Flamethrower, which Charizard copies and counters. Charizard then takes flight, but Dragonite follows right on its tail. Iris tells Dragonite to use {{m|ThunderPunch}}, which Ash counters by having Charizard use {{m|Wing Attack}}, effectively blocking Dragonite's attack. Ash then has Charizard use {{m|Slash}}, and Iris counters by having Dragonite use {{m|Dragon Rush}}. The two moves collide in a big explosion, and Iris gets excited from how strong her Dragonite is. Her exultation ends when Charizard emerges from the dust cloud and roars loudly. Ash decides to show the results of Charizard's training by having it to counter a {{type|Dragon}} [[move|attack]] with another, and tells Charizard to use {{m|Dragon Tail}}. Iris tells Dragonite to dodge it, but Charizard quickly catches up and hits the Dragon Pokémon, sending it crashing onto the ground. When the dust clears, Dragonite is seen holding its right arm, clearly hurt. N then calls off the battle, saying that the two Pokémon have already settled their differences, and now have total respect for each other. An impressed Cilan says that it was a good idea to hold this battle. Iris wonders why Dragon Rush wasn't {{DL|Damage modification|super-effective}} to Charizard, since she thought it was a Dragon-type Pokémon. The others are mildly surprised, N even chuckling a bit, and Ash tells Iris that Charizard is not a Dragon type. Iris is shocked and asks how Charizard could be able to use a Dragon-type attack and look so much like a Dragon type. Ash shows her Charizard's Pokédex entry, which clearly states that Charizard is a {{2t|Fire|Flying}}, shocking Iris even more since she had been thinking of catching herself a Charizard too.
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As a result of the exhibition match, Ash decides to take Charizard with him on his Unova journey, making both his friends and Charizard happy, and the mighty Pokémon celebrates by firing a Flamethrower into the sky.
   
 
==Major events==
 
==Major events==
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* [[Professor Oak's lecture|Professor Oak's Pokémon Live Caster]]: [[Pokémon Global Link]]'s {{TP|Iris|Dragonite}} event for [[BW117]].
 
* [[Professor Oak's lecture|Professor Oak's Pokémon Live Caster]]: [[Pokémon Global Link]]'s {{TP|Iris|Dragonite}} event for [[BW117]].
 
* This is the first appearance of Ash's Charizard since ''[[AG190|Pace - The Final Frontier!]]'', 309 episodes ago.
 
* This is the first appearance of Ash's Charizard since ''[[AG190|Pace - The Final Frontier!]]'', 309 episodes ago.
** This is also the first appearance of [[Ash's Primeape]] outside of an opening since [[EP029|its departure to train with Anthony]], 744 episodes ago, appearing in the Charizard flashback sequence.
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** Charizard's flashback sequence is the first appearance of [[Ash's Primeape]] outside of an opening since [[EP029|its departure to train with Anthony]] 744 episodes ago.
 
* This is the first time {{an|Misty}} had a speaking role since ''[[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon]]''.
 
* This is the first time {{an|Misty}} had a speaking role since ''[[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon]]''.
** This is also the first time since ''[[DP001|Following A Maiden's Voyage!]]'', 306 episodes ago, when {{Tracey}} has made an appearance in person.
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** This is also the first time that {{Tracey}} has made an appearance in person since ''[[DP001|Following A Maiden's Voyage!]]'', 306 episodes ago.
* This episode marks the first time since ''[[EP225|Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!]]'' in which one of Ash's [[Pokemon: Indigo League|Kanto]] Pokémon (besides {{AP|Pikachu}}) is in his regular party (rather than for just a day or for a single event).
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* This episode marks the first time since ''[[EP225|Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!]]'' that one of Ash's [[Pokemon: Indigo League|Kanto]] Pokémon (besides {{AP|Pikachu}}) is in his regular party (rather than for just a day or for a single event).
 
* This episode features the following flashbacks, which have all been reanimated to match the style introduced in {{series|Best Wishes}}:
 
* This episode features the following flashbacks, which have all been reanimated to match the style introduced in {{series|Best Wishes}}:
 
** Ash and {{an|Brock}} saving {{p|Charmander}} from the rain, and Ash later capturing it from ''[[EP011|Charmander – The Stray Pokémon]]''.
 
** Ash and {{an|Brock}} saving {{p|Charmander}} from the rain, and Ash later capturing it from ''[[EP011|Charmander – The Stray Pokémon]]''.
 
** Charmander battling {{AP|Primeape}} from ''[[EP025|Primeape Goes Bananas]]''.
 
** Charmander battling {{AP|Primeape}} from ''[[EP025|Primeape Goes Bananas]]''.
 
** The battle between Charmander and [[Koga's Golbat]] from ''[[EP032|The Ninja Poké-Showdown]]''.
 
** The battle between Charmander and [[Koga's Golbat]] from ''[[EP032|The Ninja Poké-Showdown]]''.
** Charmander, {{AP|Pidgeotto}}, {{AP|Bulbasaur}} and {{AP|Squirtle}} huddling with Ash from ''[[Snow Way Out!]]''.
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** Charmander, {{AP|Pidgeotto}}, {{AP|Bulbasaur}}, and {{AP|Squirtle}} huddling with Ash from ''[[Snow Way Out!]]''.
 
** Charmander's [[evolution]] into {{p|Charmeleon}} in ''[[EP043|The March of the Exeggutor Squad]]''.
 
** Charmander's [[evolution]] into {{p|Charmeleon}} in ''[[EP043|The March of the Exeggutor Squad]]''.
 
** Charmeleon beginning to disobey Ash in ''[[EP044|The Problem with Paras]]''.
 
** Charmeleon beginning to disobey Ash in ''[[EP044|The Problem with Paras]]''.
** The battle between Charmeleon and {{p|Aerodactyl}} which caused Charmeleon to evolve from ''[[EP046|Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon]]''.
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** The battle between Charmeleon and {{p|Aerodactyl}} that caused Charmeleon to evolve from ''[[EP046|Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon]]''.
 
** Charizard defeating [[Blaine's Magmar]] from ''[[EP059|Volcanic Panic]]''
 
** Charizard defeating [[Blaine's Magmar]] from ''[[EP059|Volcanic Panic]]''
 
** Charizard refusing to battle for Ash, costing him the [[Indigo League]] from ''[[EP079|Friend and Foe Alike]]''.
 
** Charizard refusing to battle for Ash, costing him the [[Indigo League]] from ''[[EP079|Friend and Foe Alike]]''.
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** Battling [[Noland's Articuno]] from ''[[AG136|The Symbol Life]]''.
 
** Battling [[Noland's Articuno]] from ''[[AG136|The Symbol Life]]''.
 
* Unlike the other moves seen in the flashbacks, [[Clair's Dragonair]]'s {{m|Iron Tail}} was not reanimated to match the move's appearance in {{series|Best Wishes}}.
 
* Unlike the other moves seen in the flashbacks, [[Clair's Dragonair]]'s {{m|Iron Tail}} was not reanimated to match the move's appearance in {{series|Best Wishes}}.
* Footage from the [[M03|third movie]] was planned to be in the episode, and re-animated, but was cut due to time.
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* Re-animated footage from the [[M03|third movie]] was planned to be in the episode, but was cut due to time.
 
* This is the first time a flashback to a previous Pokémon League that is not the most recent one is shown. Flashbacks are shown of the [[Indigo Plateau Conference]] and [[Silver Conference]], and Ash had just recently competed in the [[Vertress Conference]].
 
* This is the first time a flashback to a previous Pokémon League that is not the most recent one is shown. Flashbacks are shown of the [[Indigo Plateau Conference]] and [[Silver Conference]], and Ash had just recently competed in the [[Vertress Conference]].
 
[[File:BW116 Team Rocket.png|220px|thumb|[[Team Rocket trio]]'s only appearance in this episode]]
 
[[File:BW116 Team Rocket.png|220px|thumb|[[Team Rocket trio]]'s only appearance in this episode]]
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===Errors===
 
===Errors===
 
* During the flashback of ''[[Snow Way Out!]]'', some of the feathers on Pidgeotto's head are colored yellow like its {{p|Pidgeot|evolved form}} instead of pink.
 
* During the flashback of ''[[Snow Way Out!]]'', some of the feathers on Pidgeotto's head are colored yellow like its {{p|Pidgeot|evolved form}} instead of pink.
* During the flashback of ''[[EP046|Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon]]'', Aerodactyl's leg is colored orange while it holds Ash.
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* In one shot of the flashback of ''[[EP046|Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon]]'', Aerodactyl's leg is colored orange like Charizard while it holds Ash.
* During the flashback when Ash was sending Charizard to the [[Charicific Valley]], Ash's sleeve is discolored.
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* In one shot of the flashback of Ash sending Charizard to the [[Charicific Valley]], Ash's left sleeve is colored blue like the rest of the jacket instead of white.
* Before Oak sent Ash's Charizard for his Unfezant, his eyes are colored brown instead of black.
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* Before Oak and Ash exchange Charizard for Unfezant, Oak's eyes are colored brown instead of black.
* After Ash picks up Charizard's Poké Ball, the wrist of his glove is colored green instead of red.
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* As the view zooms in on Charizard's Poké Ball after Ash receives it, the cuff of his glove is colored green instead of red.
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* * In a recurring error, when Iris first releases her {{TP|Iris|Dragonite}} from its Poké Ball, its antennae are briefly the same orange color as its body.
   
 
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===Dub edits===
 
===Dub edits===
* Pidgeotto's feather coloration and Aerodactyl's leg coloration (as noted above) were corrected for the international release.
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* The colorations of Pidgeotto's feathers and Aerodactyl's leg (as noted above) were corrected for the international release.
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==

Revision as of 22:30, 24 June 2013

BW115 : The Pokémon Harbor Patrol!
Best Wishes series
BW117 : Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!
The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!
BW116.png
BW116   EP773
燃えよリザードン!VSカイリュー!
Burn, Lizardon! VS Kairyu!
First broadcast
Japan March 7, 2013
United States June 8, 2013
English themes
Opening It's Always You and Me
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening やじるしになって!2013
Ending サクラ・ゴーラウンド
Credits
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation director 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
No additional credits are available at this time.

The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! (Japanese: 燃えよリザードン!VSカイリュー! Burn, Lizardon! VS Kairyu!) is the 116th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 773rd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on March 7, 2013 and in the United States on June 8, 2013.

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Synopsis

Ash and his friends have arrived at a Kanto Fair, and Ash feels both nostalgic and excited to see lots of Kanto Pokémon crafts. N realizes that Ash's excitement must be because he's from Kanto, and Ash confirms. Iris is also excited, and she runs along with Ash to explore the Fair, followed by Cilan and N. As they make their way through the Kanto Fair, Ash hears a familiar voice, and sees a video of Professor Oak presenting the three starter Pokémon of Kanto: Water-type Squirtle, Fire-type Charmander, and Grass-type Bulbasaur. N asks Ash which Pokémon he chose as his starter, to which Iris replies that Pikachu is Ash's starter. N is confused until Ash explains that he arrived late and all the other Pokémon were already taken, so he wound up with Pikachu, which turned out to be just great. The video presentation ends and a young lady, the Host of the Fair, then appears on a small stage to present an actual Charmander. A puff of smoke covers the stage, and when it clears, a Charmander reveals itself. The crowd is excited, and Ash scans Charmander with his Pokédex. The presentation begins with Charmander using Ember, charming the audience. Charmander then begins spinning while still using Ember, producing a shower of beautiful flames, but soon becomes dizzy. It accidentally knocks over and is hit by a lamp and a section of the stage wall. Charmander's tail rises from the rubble, indicating that it's at least somewhat fine.

Charmander is taken to a Pokémon Center, where Nurse Joy treats it with adhesive bandages. She notices Ash and his friends outside of the room and comes out to tell them that Charmander is going to be all right. The group is relieved.

With Charmander recovering, Ash and his friends sit down to drink. Ash tells how this Charmander reminded him of his own Charmander. Cilan is confused by how he had a Charmander if Pikachu was his starter. Ash admits that that is the truth, but that he also later encountered an abandoned Charmander...

Charmander had been abandoned by its Trainer, who had left it on a rock promising to return when he had no intention of doing so. Ash, Brock, and Misty saved Charmander from a downpour and a flock of wild Spearow, its tail flame barely burning. The gang rushed to the Pokémon Center, protecting the tail from the pouring rain. They then waited as Charmander recovered, but it left to return to the rock and wait. A while later, Charmander proved its strength by saving Pikachu from the hands of Team Rocket, prompting its Trainer to return and want it back since its had learned Flamethrower. Witnessing how selfish its Trainer was, Charmander refused to rejoin him. Instead, it agreed to go with Ash and let itself be captured by him, becoming his fifth Pokémon.

Ash and Charmander then went through many experiences together, such as helping Ash catch a Primeape, defeating the Fuchsia Gym, and warming him up during a snowstorm. Things changed when Charmander evolved into a Charmeleon and started to disobey Ash, much to his frustration. Ash kept on using Charmeleon, so it soon evolved again into a Charizard in order to battle an Aerodactyl. Despite the evolution, Charizard was still disobedient, but decided to help Ash defeat the Cinnabar Gym. Charizard's attitude did not change, and its disobedience at the Indigo Plateau cost Ash his quarter-final battle in the Pokémon League.

Iris wonders how this could have happened. Cilan reminds her how she had the same kind of problems with her Excadrill and Dragonite. N asks Ash if his relationship with Charizard ever improved, and Ash confirms it did when they went to the Orange Islands...

Charizard battled against a powerful Poliwrath and suffered its first loss since evolving. A powerful Ice Beam encased Charizard in ice and nearly put out its tail flame, severely weakening it. Ash stayed by Charizard's side all night trying to help it recover. After seeing how unselfishly Ash was taking care of it, Charizard decided that Ash deserves its trust and started obeying him, even defeating Poliwrath in a rematch.

Iris asks what Charizard is up to now, and Cilan wonders why Charizard isn't still in Ash's team, even though it was a powerful ally. Ash explains that when he traveled to the Johto region, everything changed.

Ash and Charizard were proud of defeating every opponent they went up against. However, when he and his friends met Liza and found out about the Charicific Valley, where lots of Charizard were training to become stronger, they learned the hard way that there were many tougher opponents out there. Ash's Charizard tried to test its powers with the Charizard in the Valley, but was proven to be seriously underleveled compared to them. Making one of the hardest decisions of his life, Ash decided to leave Charizard at the Valley so that it could train. Since then, Charizard rejoined Ash in several important battles, such as his Gym battle against Clair, his Silver Conference battle against Gary, and his Battle Frontier match against Noland's Articuno, proving that its training at the Charicific Valley was effective.

The Kanto Fair Host and her Charmander then appear, apologizing for all the trouble they caused. Ash tells Charmander to be more careful from now on, and the two leave together. Reminiscing has left Ash wanting to see Charizard again, an idea that excites both Iris and Cilan, who wants to see how Ash's relationship with Charizard differs from the one he has with Pikachu. His mind made up, Ash makes a phone call to Professor Oak requesting Charizard's Poké Ball, and Oak tells him that Charizard has already been sent from the Valley to the lab, waiting to be transferred. Oak asks which Pokémon Ash is going to send him for the exchange, which Ash says is Unfezant. Oak thinks it's a good choice is interested in how she would get along and have super-speed battle races with Ash's other Flying types at the lab. The exchange is then made, sending Unfezant's Poké Ball to Professor Oak, while Charizard's Poké Ball appears at the Pokémon Center.

Ash joins the others on the outside at the battlefield. Iris and Cilan are eager to see Charizard, so Ash, after taking a deep breath, sends out the Flame Pokémon, who emerges with an earth-shaking roar. Pikachu jumps on Charizard's shoulder, and the others are amazed at the sight of the magnificent Pokémon. As Ash introduces Charizard to his friends, it greets him with its usual Flamethrower scorching. Ash compliments Charizard's Flamethrower, and they do a fist bump. N is impressed by their deep friendship and notes their long history. Ash then calls out his Unova team to greet Charizard, and Iris does the same. Ash begins introducing his new Pokémon to Charizard, but its eyes quickly focus on Iris's Dragonite, who glares back at it with an equally fiery stare. Noticing the budding rivalry between their Pokémon, Ash challenges Iris and Dragonite to a battle, saying that it'll be the only way to let the two Pokémon to settle their differences without everything getting out of control. Iris accepts the challenge, which excites Cilan.

Iris begins the battle with Dragonite's Flamethrower, which Charizard copies and counters. Charizard then takes flight, but Dragonite follows right on its tail. Iris tells Dragonite to use ThunderPunch, which Ash counters by having Charizard use Wing Attack, effectively blocking Dragonite's attack. Ash then has Charizard use Slash, and Iris counters by having Dragonite use Dragon Rush. The two moves collide in a big explosion, and Iris gets excited from how strong her Dragonite is. Her exultation ends when Charizard emerges from the dust cloud and roars loudly. Ash decides to show the results of Charizard's training by having it to counter a Dragon-type attack with another, and tells Charizard to use Dragon Tail. Iris tells Dragonite to dodge it, but Charizard quickly catches up and hits the Dragon Pokémon, sending it crashing onto the ground. When the dust clears, Dragonite is seen holding its right arm, clearly hurt. N then calls off the battle, saying that the two Pokémon have already settled their differences, and now have total respect for each other. An impressed Cilan says that it was a good idea to hold this battle. Iris wonders why Dragon Rush wasn't super-effective to Charizard, since she thought it was a Dragon-type Pokémon. The others are mildly surprised, N even chuckling a bit, and Ash tells Iris that Charizard is not a Dragon type. Iris is shocked and asks how Charizard could be able to use a Dragon-type attack and look so much like a Dragon type. Ash shows her Charizard's Pokédex entry, which clearly states that Charizard is a Fire/Flying, shocking Iris even more since she had been thinking of catching herself a Charizard too.

As a result of the exhibition match, Ash decides to take Charizard with him on his Unova journey, making both his friends and Charizard happy, and the mighty Pokémon celebrates by firing a Flamethrower into the sky.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Humans

Dare da?

Pokémon

Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Charmander

Trivia

Team Rocket trio's only appearance in this episode

Errors

  • During the flashback of Snow Way Out!, some of the feathers on Pidgeotto's head are colored yellow like its evolved form instead of pink.
  • In one shot of the flashback of Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon, Aerodactyl's leg is colored orange like Charizard while it holds Ash.
  • In one shot of the flashback of Ash sending Charizard to the Charicific Valley, Ash's left sleeve is colored blue like the rest of the jacket instead of white.
  • Before Oak and Ash exchange Charizard for Unfezant, Oak's eyes are colored brown instead of black.
  • As the view zooms in on Charizard's Poké Ball after Ash receives it, the cuff of his glove is colored green instead of red.
  • * In a recurring error, when Iris first releases her Dragonite from its Poké Ball, its antennae are briefly the same orange color as its body.

Dub edits

  • The colorations of Pidgeotto's feathers and Aerodactyl's leg (as noted above) were corrected for the international release.

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